Job Opening: Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Japanese Literature, Film, Media

Anticipated start: September 23, 2021
Open date: July 26th, 2021
Next review date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of Lecturer for the 2021-2022 academic year.

We seek applicants with expertise in modern and contemporary Japanese literature and film/media studies. The candidate will be expected to teach five courses, including surveys of modern or contemporary Japanese literature and cinema, one or two classes in advanced Japanese readings (readings to be chosen by the candidate), and at least one course in an area related to the candidate’s specialization.

Salary is based on UC salary scales and depends on qualifications. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position. Inquiries may be directed to our department’s Academic Personnel Coordinator, Natalie Juarez through the help contact below, please be sure to mention JPF01988.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. in a relevant field at time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Specialization in Japanese literature and film or media studies, and high-level Japanese language ability.

Document requirements

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Teaching of Experience

Reference requirements
2-3 letters of reference required
Arrange for two letters of recommendation sent to UC Recruit.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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